Sunday, August 3, 2008
Grunion Run in
Southern California. Fishing license required for 16 and
older. Best beaches span from San Diego to Santa Barbara.
Approx. time for Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro. See link for other
guidelines and beach times 11:15 p.m. - 1:15 a.m.
MESA - Orange County Fair Say Cheese. Enjoy one of the most
popular urban fairs in the U.S. Pig races are an annual treat,
carnival rides, food, fun, and loads of live entertainment and
fun for the entire family. Runs through Aug. 3, 2008
(closed Mondays). Tickets: $5 - 10, kids under free 5
free. Location: 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (714)
Cloverdale Sculpture Exhibit. 6th annual event includes an
outdoor juried sculpture exhibit in downtown Cloverdale through
October 1. Downtown plaza is transformed into a sculpture garden
featuring sculptors from across the nation. Location: Cloverdale
Plaza, Cloverdale, CA. Cost: Free. Call: (707) 894-4410.
HALF MOON BAY -
Michelle Kiba and the Tiki Tones Band (Ellen Silva & Mimi Hills)
will launch the initial release of their CD, "Return to
Paradise" with hula dancing and a concert showcase. Their music
is a delightful blend of classical Hawaiian, original
contemporary and island pop music. Ocean Shore Train Depot, 110
Higgins Canyon Road, Half Moon Bay, CA. Doors open at 3:00 and
the show starts at 3:30. Limited seating - reservation
recommended. Tickets, call (831) 476-4819. BrownPaperTickets.com
HUNTINGTON BEACH -
Surfin' Sundays Concerts. Classic surf bands include Norm
and The Surf Rockers, Aqua Sonics, Pollo Del Mar, The Madeira,
The Relix and The Surftones. Top surf music with themed vendors
offering a unique blend of surf related merchandise celebrate
this 12th annual season of music and culture. Time: 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Pier Plaza, 315 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach CA 92648. Cost: Free.
LAGUNA BEACH -
Art-A-Fair festival. 42nd annual art event located in a
beautiful garden setting with 125 artists, plus live
entertainment, fine food, demonstrations and workshops. This
year's theme is "Venetian Carnival." The event runs
through Aug. 31. Location: 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach,
Calif. Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat.
until 10 p.m.Cost: Season pass $3.50 - $7.00; under 12 free.
Call: (949) 494-451. art-a-fair.com
LONG BEACH -
Garden Tours at
Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site. Held first Sunday through
October, guided tours of the lush grounds include information
about the history of the gardens as you stroll past the vibrant
flowers in bloom and delight in the refreshing citrus fragrances
in the restored orchard. Some trees date back to the 1840s when
John Temple, owner of the 27,000-acre Rancho from 1844-1866,
started the garden. In 1931, renowned landscape architect Ralph
Cornell redesigned the gardens for Llewellyn Bixby, Sr. and
added more exotic plants and fruit trees. A water tower, a cast
iron tallow pot from the 1840s, and an adobe horno are
additional features you will explore during your tour. The
Rancho is also open Wednesday – Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Location: Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, 4600 Virginia Road,
Long Beach (One block west of Long Beach Blvd. at San Antonio
Drive). Time: 2:30 p.m. Cost: Free; by reservation only. Call:
MT. SHASTA - Mt. Shasta Music Festival Summer
Concert Series Presents Tony Furtado. He started playing banjo
at age 11, was recognized as a child prodigy, and won a pair of
National Bluegrass Banjo Championships as a teen. His 1989 solo
debut Swamped revealed his Latin, Cajun, jazz, swing and Celtic
influences. Location: Mt. Shasta Resort, 1000 Siskiyou Lake
Blvd., Mt. Shasta, CA. Gates: 3:30 PM. Shows: 4:30 PM. All ages.
General admission lawn seating. Chairs provided, or bring a
blanket, or dance. No coolers please. Cost: $20/person.
POWAY - Nannette & Her Hotsy Totsy Boys Jazz.
Target Summer Concert in the Park Series is sponsored by the
City of Poway, Target Stores, and Marrokal Construction.
Bring a blanket or chair, and a picnic dinner, and head out to
Old Poway Park for some great summer fun. The FREE concerts are
on Sundays through August 17. Time: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Location:
Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road. Poway, CA. Call (858)
SAN DIEGO - Concert with Paradis, a Santana cover band. Plaza del Pasado in
Old Town hosts free concerts. Time: 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
Location: Park located at Juan and Calhoun streets inside the
Old Town San Diego Historic State Park just outside of Jolly Boy
Saloon & Restaurant, San Diego, CA. plazadelpasado.com or call
SANTA CRUZ - Dog Show
with a Twist. Is your dog the best kisser? A good singer? Have
the longest nose? Open to all dogs, the competitions are: Best
Dressed, Best Kisser, Best Underbite, Best Name, Longest Nose,
Best Trick, Best Singer, Oldest Dog, Biggest Dog, Smallest Dog,
Best Smile and Owner/Dog Look-a-Like. “Who’s Doggy are You?” is
a contest for couples to see who their dog will choose. Winners
will receive prizes. Competitions are $2 each entry. Sign-ups
will be at the event. The Swift Street Courtyard merchants will
be hosting a Treasure Hunt. Players will collect a token from
each participating shop to be entered in a drawing for a basket
full of merchandise donated by the merchants. Cecelia Saleme
from KADIE (Kids and Dogs Interactive Education) will present
her puppet show for kids to help them understand how to approach
and interact with dogs. Kelly’s French Bakery and Society Dog
are co-sponsors of this event held from Noon to 3pm. Location:
Swift Street Courtyard on the Westside, 402 Ingalls Street,
Santa Cruz, CA. societydog.com